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Tanzania Celebrates its Golden Jubilee in Berlin

May 07th, 2014

News from Berlin - On April 26th 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the United Republic of Tanzania. To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the foundation of what is now a politically stable and attractive country with many opportunities for investment and tourism, the Embassy of Tanzania in Berlin organized a two day event on April 25th and 26th. The event was held at the Logenhaus in Berlin (25th), and at the Deutsche Bank branch on Unter den Linden (26th).

This event was organized and hosted His Excellency Mr Philip Sang’ka Marmo, the Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to Germany. He has held this office since the beginning of the year. He presented his letters of credentials to the German President Joachim Gauck on January 13th 2014. Some of the guests for this event included journalists from the news networks ZDF and Deutsche Welle, businessmen from both Germany and Tanzania and other officials from NGO’s and civil society institutions.

The event kicked off with a performance by traditional Tanzanian dancers and a welcoming address by the Ambassador. During the first day, businessmen from Tanzania discussed the opportunities that Tanzania has to offer. They wish to encourage foreign investment to support their tourism and natural resources industries. In the last 10 years tourism has become a key to growth in Tanzania. Thanks to its 16 national parks, Tanzania has been voted the best safari country in Africa. Many tourists also travel to Tanzania to hike to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The second day of the event started with a speech from the guest of honor, the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Hon. Lazaro Samuel Nyalanda. The event also consisted of a panel discussion on the governmental relations between Tanzania and Germany. The participants discussed the formal and informal relations between the two nations, and how to strengthen these ties through cultural exchange and trade.

News from Berlin – Berlin Global